July 4, 2005

Beach Boys to kick off Ford’s charity celebration at Woodward Dream Cruise

Dearborn, Michigan – The Beach Boys will headline the Ford Motor Company’s charity celebration in Birmingham, Michigan, kicking off the 11th annual Woodward Dream Cruise on August 19. The fundraiser will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fountain International.

The Dream Cruise is America’s largest one-day automotive event, attracting some 40,000 cars and 1.7 million people to a free cruise-in along sixteen miles of Detroit’s Woodward Avenue.

The Ford celebration, called “Cruisin’ Legends”, will feature a judged concours show of Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles, a “Chocolate Fantasy” dessert bar and a silent auction. Car owners who wish to enter the concours can send an email to cruisin@ford.com. Tickets to the Friday night charity celebrity are $175, or $750 with an opportunity to meet the Beach Boys at a private party afterwards; for more information, email cruisinlegends@jdrf.org or call 248-827-3015.

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